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Disable 'Edit with Microsoft Office Word' option in Internet Explorer 7.0

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I am trying to find a way to disable the 'Edit with Microsoft Office Word' option in the 'Page' menu in Internet Explorer 7.0.

My scenario is the following:
We have between 100 and 150 users each with Windows XP Professional and Internet Explorer 7.0.
We have an intranet page which is automatically set to their homepage via group policy.
The problem is that every user has the ability to click the 'Page' menu and click 'Edit with Microsoft Office Word' and change text/links on this intranet page.
Is there a way to disable this option via group policy? Or perhaps disable the entire 'Page' menu?
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Why don't you just change the permisions on the intranet page files. So that your users can't save any edits?

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We had considered this but there are a few users that have access to modify departmental sections of the intranet site.
I realise that it would be a simple matter of denying Domain Users access to save/modify and then select the individual users and just grant them access to do so.
We were just curious as to whether there is a way to disable this option in Internet Explorer.

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you need to make the directories of the webpage read only..

or go here...

http://www.planet-source-code.com/vb/scripts/ShowCode.asp?txtCodeId=1745&lngWId=2

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That script will only prevent people with limited knowledge editing the page. If you are storing the page in the directory structure you just need to select the root directory and only give the server or administrator write priviligies that way even if the use can get the source code, they can not save it back to the server.

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Sorry Didn't see your post first. Unfortunately there is no fool proof way of preventing access to the source of a webpage and hence preventing your uses from editing it. You could change the default html editor in the internet options on the PCs to make it more difficult, eg Notepad or even a perhaps a script/add to say "You are not permitted to do this".

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Changing the default html editor is a good idea. But can this be done via group policy? I have been having a look and can not find anything to set what html editor to use as a default.
If I could have it run a script that says "Access is restricted" it would be even better.
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If you could provide me with the notpermitted.exe file that would be great.

Cheers

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its a vb6 app so it will need vb6 runtimes.

EE does not allow the upload exe files so if you want I can email you the file.
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This may sound like a silly question, but how do I make the vbs script? I have had a bit of a play with Visual Basic 2008 Express Edition and have had no luck.
I am also curious as to whether or not I can apply the Default HTML Editor regkeys to ALL users who log on to the PC's rather than one at a time.

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Hi,

to create a vbs script just use notepad and save the file as alert.vbs (much like a batch file). If you change the setting for default user in the registery this should affect all users as longs as they havn't altered the setting.

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